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How To Make Coffee Can Stilts


Have a couple coffee cans and a bored kid? Then, make a set of coffee can stilts, and enjoy less clutter and more smiles.

Difficulty: Easy

Time Required: 10 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Turn the cans upside down, so that the open end is touching the ground.


  2. Then, use a drill or awl to make two holes in each can, one on each side. (An adult should do this step.)


  3. String a piece of rope through the holes, and tie off the ends inside the can. This will create a loop for your child to hold onto.


  4. Now have your child climb up onto the stilts, and give them a try.
    Note: The rope loop may need to be adjusted to fit your child. Waist-height usually works best.



  1. For more fun, encourage your child to customize the stilts with stickers or other decorations.
  2. Once your child gets good at stilt walking, turn on some music; and let her give stilt dancing a try.
  3. Always supervise your child while she is playing on the stilts.

What You Need:

  • (2) 1-pound coffee cans
  • Rope
  • Drill or awl
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